A Greenfield man was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court Oct. 2 after pleading guilty to gross sexual imposition.

Matthew Mess, 22, of Greenfield, entered a guilty plea Aug. 22, according to court records. On Oct. 2, Mess was sentenced to 42 months in prison, with jail time credit of 114 days, for the third-degree felony charge. He will be designated a Tier II registered sex offender.

As previously reported, Mess was indicted during the July 2 Highland County grand jury session. According to the indictment, Mess was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a victim between the ages of 7 and 9 “on or about the period of Jan. 1, 2017 and continuing through Jan. 1, 2019” in Highland County.